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AP Public Library Holiday Open House


Location: 1st & Grand Avenues

Description: Join the Asbury Park Library in celebration of the holidays, new winter hours, and meet & mingle with members of the community and the newly-formed non-profit group Friends of the Asbury Library (AP Library Friends) as we prepare for exciting things to come in the new year! Enjoy refreshments from local businesses and have a look at Asbury Park's own Tiffany stained-glass window! *FREE* 10am -2pm

Asbury Park Bazaar


Location: Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: The Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar will feature a curated roster of the best local and regional artists, vendors, and shops selling the cutest and coolest vintage, handmade, art, jewelry, home goods, foodstuffs, and more. The event will feature live music and special performances, Photos with Santa Sundays, holiday photo booth pictures, a 30 foot Christmas tree, fireplace lounge, and beautiful holiday decor. While you shop, enjoy a seasonally-inspired menu and holiday drinks at the Anchors Bend and Asbury Oyster Bar. Feeling creative? Join us for kids art classes and holiday craft workshops.

The holiday market is inspired by the traditional "Weihnachtsmarkts" in Germany. So be sure to stop by our hot drink bar to enjoy traditional gluhwein (hot mulled wine), hot chocolate or hot cider while you shop!

Bring a toy or gently used coat for the AP Toy & Coat Drive or donate what you can and you will receive a 4×6 print of your Photo with Santa, along with copies of your photos emailed to you. Pets are invited to meet Santa as well! Sponsored by Shoreline Media.

Aztec Sun/Dark City Strings


Location: The Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Aztec Sun/Dark City Strings
Tickets: $10 in advance (plus applicable surcharges)
Aztec Sun - Funk with Soul band AZTEC SUN has hypnotized the ears and feet of live music lovers since late 2012. No matter the scale of the venue, this Washington DC-based ensemble produces an upbeat and retro groove steeped in 70’s Funk and Soul with overtones of Jazz, Afrobeat and Motown-era pop. Co-headlining is local sting monsters Dark City Strings. Dark City Strings is a band that draws from a broad spectrum of influences to deliver a high energy creative mix of bluegrass, Americana, and folk.

Chris Pinnella: Christmas at McLoone's


Location: Tim McLoone's Supper Club

Description: Join Us at Tim McLoone's Supper Club on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park as we Ring In the Holiday Season with the 6th Annual Christmas at McLoone's Concert! Featuring my 8-Piece Band and all the Christmas Classics and Holidays Hits you can jam into one night!

TICKETS are available by going online to:
OR Calling the Box Office:

Downtown Asbury Park Tree Lighting


Location: Cookman Avenue & Emory Street, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Join us in Asbury Park's Press Plaza, where Cookman Ave. meets Emory St., as we kick off the 2018 holiday season on Saturday December 1st! Festivities begin at 5:30. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as you listen to the Alphabets Preschool Carolers & the Premier Theatre Group! Watch as Santa himself casts his magic and lights the beautiful tree with all of the colors of the rainbow! Help us help The Asbury Park Toy Drive and Community Affairs and Resource Center, to spread the joy of the season by donating an unwrapped toy or a new/gently worn winter coat. Stop by and say "hi" to the WRAT radio station as they broadcast the entire event. Bring your kids, your friends, your date and don't forget, Asbury Park is a dog friendly community!

Krampus Asbury Park


Location: Downtown Asbruy Park

Description: In 2015 Krampus came to Asbury Park. Most people were surprised, but those of us in thee know where not. Long had the naughty been allowed to roam free, screaming and parking at will. No, we knew there was a a balance to the universe and we knew the agent of retribution would come..and he did. And it was a total blast. Free tours, fun shopping a film festival..seriously...Krampus CRUSHED it. And this year we aim to be even bigger. More Krampusse..more stuff..still free. You should totally come.

Friday 11/30

6:30 PM - Pictures with Yeti ($5-10 per person suggested donation.
Proceeds to Wooden Walls Project of Asbury Park),
Paranormal Books ~ 621 Cookman Ave

7:30 PM - Krampus Film Festival 4th annual, The Showroom Cinema ~ 707 Cookman Ave

Saturday 12/1

12 PM - Krampusmaarkt opens, 621 Cookman Ave

1 PM - Poster Contest Judging ~ FREE

1:30 PM - Pictures with captain Nicholas Claus ~ FREE

2 PM - Monsters of Yule Walking Tour FREE << PLEASE REGISTER

3 PM - Reading of the Naughty List ~ FREE

3:45 PM - Home Made Mask Contest ~ FREE

4:00 PM - Krampus Carolling & FREE

4:30 PM - Line up of the Krampusse; FREE

5 PM - Krampus March to Kennedy Park ~ FREE

5:15 PM - LAUF KRAMPUS LAUF! The Running of the Krampusse!

5:30 PM - Crowning of the Krampus

6 PM - Krampus Tree Lighting

7:30 PM - Krampusfeste: Ticketed–$15 ~ Kathy Kelly led tour of exhibits.



Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: The 5th Annual SINDERELLA’S BALL
to support Joan Dancy and PALS (People with ALS)
Raffles, music, inspiration
Clarizio Music’s Mondays at Six



Location: Vintage Subs, 729 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Please join us for our 3rd installment to our "Local Artist Spotlight Series" THE MANY FACES OF TILLIE exhibit featuring local artist Patricia Arroyo.

This new exhibit debuts next Saturday (12/1/18) running through the end of December. Come meet the artist and view a selection of her photos 6:30pm - 9:00pm at Vintage Subs Asbury Park.

For more information on Patricia's work please visit her page at on her website at



Location: Robinson Ale House, 1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Show at 8:00pm

Winter Park: Grand Opening + Holiday Vendor Market


Location: The Asbury Hotel


Join us as we kick-off the winter season with the grand opening of our Winter Park and ice rink!

- Local vendors market

- Hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks

- Ice skating

- Music

- Food

- The Asbury Park Toy Drive will also be there, so bring a new, unwrapped toy donation and receive a ticket redeemable for a free ice skating rental or free coffee / hot chocolate!



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